Crown

Of victory: in laurel branches.
Civic: in oak branches for someone who had saved the life of a citizen.
Of fertility: in stalks of wheat.



Fasces

In Rome it represented the power of certain magistrates who could order the beating of a criminal. The judges’ assistants, called licteurs, did the work with sticks. These fasces became the symbol of union and accord.





Epée

Carrying it was one of the privileges of the nobility. It became a widely known emblem.






Eye

Universal symbol of the omnipresence of God, it also appeared as the "divine eye" in Masonic ritual. Under the Revolution, it became the eye of vigilance and watchfulness.

 


 

 

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